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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 11: the Montgomery Convention.--treason of General Twiggs.--Lincoln and Buchanan at the Capital. (search)
eign to them; and he was also authorized to receive from them the arms and munitions of war acquired from the United States. At the middle of March, it recommended the several States to cede to the Confederate States the forts, arsenals, dock-yards, and other public establishments within their respective limits. These recommendations were cheerfully responded to by all except the South Carolinians, who were tardy in relinquishing the means for maintaining their sovereignty. Already P. G. T. Beauregard, a Louisiana Creole, who had abandoned the flag of his country, and sought employment among its enemies, had been appointed brigadier-general, March 3. and ordered from New Orleans to John Forsyth. Charleston, to take charge of all the insurgent forces there. Already John Forsyth, Martin J. Crawford, and A. B. Roman had been appointed Commissioners to proceed to Washington, and make a settlement of all questions at issue between the United States and the conspirators; and Mem
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 13: the siege and evacuation of Fort Sumter. (search)
ere menacing Anderson and his little garrison. These were under the command of Major Peter Gustavus Toutant Beauregard, a Louisiana Creole, who had deserted his flag, resigned his commission, Febru the Commissioners at Washington, who were waiting in expectation of that event. Accordingly, Beauregard wrote to Major Anderson, March 26. apprising him of the rumor, and saying that when he should mention, I shall never, so help me God, leave this fort alive. Anderson's Ms. Letter-book. Beauregard apologized, and there the matter rested. Rumors concerning the evacuation of Fort Sumter no the seat of government, with an earnest plea from Anderson for instructions, when a note from Beauregard informed the Major that orders had been received from Montgomery, that on account of delays annt, in relation to the evacuation of Fort Sumter, no further communication between that P. G. T. Beauregard. fort and Charleston, for mails or for the purpose of procuring supplies, would be permi